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Police: Woman tampered with baby formula, returned it for refund

Tucson - Police allege an Arizona woman purchased or stole baby formula, replaced the contents with other substances such as flour and sugar and then returned the containers to stores and obtained refunds. At least one baby became ill from the tampered product.

Video: Watch daycare worker push little girl down stairs

Clifton Heights - A newly installed surveillance camera captured a Pennsylvania daycare worker allegedly pushing a four-year-old girl down a flight of stairs. The girl received only a minor injury and the worker was fired and faces several criminal charges.

Toddler survives fall into cheetah enclosure, mom charged

Cleveland - A woman has been charged with child endangerment after her two-year-old son fell into a cheetah enclosure when she allegedly dangled him over the enclosure, authorities say. The incident occurred at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday afternoon.

Bail reduced for CA man caught on camera punching child in face

Bakersfield - The $1 million bail for a California man who was captured on video punching a toddler in the face has been reduced to $20,000 and he was released on Saturday.

Op-Ed: We need clear, objective laws on when kids can be left unattended

When is it okay to leave your child unattended, either at home or in a public place like a park? A controversial arrest in South Carolina has raised issues of race, class, parenting, and child development.

California woman accused of spraying weed killer in child's face

Grover Beach - A 60-year-old Grover Beach, California woman is in custody after it was alleged she sprayed a poisonous pesticide into the eyes and face of a seven-year-old girl in the latest dispute in a condominium complex where they both lived.

Charge dropped against mom who drank while breastfeeding

Conway - An Arkansas 28-year-old mother of three was hauled off to jail after police were told she drank two beers in a restaurant while breastfeeding her baby. The charge was dropped after it was determined there was not enough evidence to obtain a conviction.

Video shows mother and police put van full of kids in harm's way

Taos - A New Mexico State Police dash-cam video released on Friday to KQRE News Channel 13 shows a bizarre incident that occurred on Oct. 28 outside of Taos, NM.

One Direction fan allegedly kills pet dog over unanswered Tweet

After messages asking members of the pop band to follow her on Twitter go unanswered, an obsessed fan allegedly kills her dog.

Ohio mom accused of faking four-year-old son's cancer

Newark - It is alleged the woman not only collected funds for her son's medical expenses but subjected him to hours of needless medical tests and convinced the healthy boy and others he was dying.

Parents charged after letting girl ride in cage on back of pickup

The parents of a 10-year-old girl are facing charges for allegedly allowing their daughter to ride in the back of a pickup truck inside of a dog cage. Motorists driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, outside of Pittsburgh, saw the girl and called police.

California teacher pleads no contest to spiking toddlers' drinks

Morgan Hill - The 59-year-old teacher entered the pleas for putting the sleeping pill Sominex into the water cups of children she was in charge of to help them sleep.

Mom charged after hiring strippers for 16-year-old son's party

South Glens Falls - The upstate New York mom, 33, faces child endangerment charges after it was alleged she hired two strippers to perform at her son's 16th birthday party late last year.

California mother arrested after reporting autistic son missing

Sacramento - When sheriff's deputies arrived at the 30-year-old's apartment, they found her 9-year-old autistic son was still there. While the woman never gave an explanation why she made the call, the apartment was so filthy she may not have been able to find him.

Two women charged after photos of toddlers with joints found

Hyden - The Kentucky mother and grandmother face charges after pictures showing two young children with what appears to be marijuana joints in their mouths were taken to a store to be developed.

Delaware daycare workers accused of encouraging toddlers to fight

Dover - Three employees of the Hands of Our Future Day Care Center in Dover, Delaware have been arrested after police received evidence the women allegedly encouraged two three-year-olds to fight each other.

In historic verdict, priest guilty in child sex abuse cover-up

Philadelphia - No top U.S. official of the Roman Catholic Church has been ever criminally convicted for child endangerment –– until now.

How much for the baby?

Dallas - She may not have what it takes to be a mother. One woman in Dallas has been arrested for trying to sell her 4 month-old son.

Massachusetts school bus driver blows three times legal limit

Tyngsboro - The 37-year-old driver was arrested after his bus crashed into a minivan. Both vehicles were carrying special needs students at the time of the accident.

Florida couple arrested after towing granddaughter behind SUV

Sarasota - Two grandparents were arrested Sunday after Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies witnessed the couple towing a toy car behind an SUV with their granddaughter inside.

Ohio mom pleads guilty in starvation death of disabled daughter

Dayton - Prior to going to trial, the mother pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in the death of her 14-year-old daughter who suffered from cerebral palsy.

Mother arrested for encouraging pre-teen fistfight

Shirley - A Long Island mother has been arrested and charged with encouraging a violent brawl between children at the school which the children attend.

Texas daycare caught doping kids to make them fall asleep

Van Alstyne - Texas police were called to a daycare center after concerned employees notified them that the owner was serving the children a 'special milk' which was doped with a flavored antihistamine that was used to induce sleep each day.

Mother and grandmother arrested, child burnt in Voodoo ritual

A mother and grandmother have been charged for allegedly carrying out a voodoo ritual on a young girl in New York City. The child was burned in the ritual and denied medical care for a day.

Teacher Lavoie and Teen Found In West Virginia

Missing teacher Lisa Lavoie, 24, and the 15-year-old boy she took off with have been found in West Virginia. The police apprehended the pair in Morgantown Monday night according to CNN. Other news sources say the pair were found Tuesday morning.

Man Arrested After Stalking High School Student

Miles C. Criss, 25, was arrested late Thursday afternoon after following a child after the child had gotten off the bus. Criss is charged with fourth-degree stalking and endangering the welfare of a child. The age of the child is unknown.

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Apartment complex where Christina Milligan lived with her two children
Apartment complex where Christina Milligan lived with her two children
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Emily Creno  31
Emily Creno, 31
Licking County ,Ohio
3 adults were arrested for the child endangerment and rape of 3 children.
3 adults were arrested for the child endangerment and rape of 3 children.
Monsignor William Lynn  shown here in clerical attire  was found guilty Friday  June 22  2012  of on...
Monsignor William Lynn, shown here in clerical attire, was found guilty Friday, June 22, 2012, of one count of child endangerment, making him the highest-ranking cleric accused of imperiling children by helping cover up sexual abuse
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Sarah Gable  52
Sarah Gable, 52
Upper Darby Police Department
Tasha Adams  28
Tasha Adams, 28
Faulkner County booking photograph

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